I was stuck inside for most of today, working from home. (But really, really working all day, which is why I’m just posting this now.) This is what I look like home alone in a not-quite-blizzard:
Anyway, I didn’t have a lot of time to read fun things to link to this week because I was mostly trying to finish books in my down time. Actually, mostly trying to finish one book in particular, NW by Zadie Smith.. I ended up finishing it last night and ugggghhhhh I can’t believe I didn’t light it on fire when I was done. I hope to post a review after I’ve verbally expressed all of my frustration to the good ladies of my book club on Monday night.
I also read a great short story in the Best American Short Stories 2012 collection called “The Sex Lives of African Girls” by Taiye Selasi. (You can read it online if you happen to have a Granta subscription.) I was heartened to read in her commentary that this was the first piece of fiction that she had finished in like eight years or something. (She was lucky enough to have Toni Morrison read her story before anyone else, which will not be the case for me should I ever finish anything again, but whatever.)
The only thing I can really think of that I really liked on the internet this week…
Love at First Sight by Jane Marie (Rookie): Boy oh boy, do I wish Rookie had been around when I was a teenager! I’m very glad it’s around now, anyway. This piece was informative and relatable and I think that all girls should read it for it is full of really good advice.